Meet the All-Star Team!
Miss Amanda (Swim Instructor)
Miss Amanda joined the All-Star team in 2011. It is very important to her that all children are safe in the water and can enjoy the water as well. She feels that swimming and swim lessons can be a valuable and exciting experience for children of all ages. Amanda enjoys watching the children progress in swimming, as well as making sure that it is a fun experience and learning environment.
Since the age of one, the water and swimming have been a huge part of Amanda’s life. At the age of three, she became a part of the recreational swim team “Woodlands”. She quickly fell in love with swimming and the water. At the age of seven, Amanda moved from the recreational swim team to the USA swim team “Terrapins”. When she turned 12, she started playing water polo and fell equally in love with that.
Amanda attended Clayton Valley High School where she was on the varsity swim team for all four years, as well as on their water polo team. After high school, Amanda attended Diablo Valley College where she continued to swim for another two years. During this time, she also coached the Junior Varsity swim team at Clayton Valley High School. After DVC, Amanda transferred to CSU East Bay where she graduated with a degree in Liberal Studies. In the future, Amanda plans to return to school to get her teaching credential.
Miss Tiffany (Swim Instructor)
Miss Tiffany joined the All-Star team in April 2017 after relocating to California from Texas. Her love of swimming began at age three and continued through high school. Prior to joining All-Star, Miss Tiffany worked as both a lifeguard and a preschool teacher.
Miss Tiffany feels passionately about the futures of both children and young adults alike, and plans to continue her education to become a teacher and then eventually a college professor. She enjoys working at All-Star because she loves being able to combine a teaching role with her love of swimming and the water. Additionally, she finds the environment at All-Star to be comforting and warm, where everyone is treated with care. In her spare time, Miss Tiffany enjoys painting and the outdoors.
Miss Jessica (Swim Instructor)
Miss Jessica joined the All-Star team in June 2018. She has a lifelong love of the water that began when she started swimming in her grandma’s pool as an infant. She joined a swim team at age nine and loved it!
Miss Jessica has taught private lessons to all ages for over ten years. She started coaching for the Colville Sharks in 2005 and swam and coached competitively until relocating from Washington in 2017. Miss Jessica has held positions as an Assistant Novice Coach, Novice Coach, Novice Head Coach, Assistant Head Coach and Head Coach.
Miss Jessica has studied Computer Science at DVC and will begin at CSU East Bay in Fall 2018. In her spare time, Miss Jessica enjoys backpacking, rock climbing and triathlons.
Miss Trini (Swim Instructor)
Miss Trini joined the All-Star team in February 2018. She has always loved being around the water and loved going to the lake in the summer as a child.
Miss Trini has an extensive background working with children. She has been a preschool teacher since 2014, and previously worked as a gymnastics instructor for eight years and a nanny for seven years.
Miss Trini graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Mills College. If she is not in the water, you can find her at the beach, or spending time with her friends and family.
Miss Alaina (Swim Instructor)
Miss Alaina joined the All-Star team in February 2019. At 3 years old, her love for swimming began with private swim lessons. At age 7, she joined the recreational swim team “Aquaknights” and later swam for the “Terrapins” and “Sea Wolves”. Her freshmen year, she swam varsity for her high school, then played water polo. She began teaching swim lessons in high school and realized her passion for working with kids.
Alaina attended California State University, Sacramento in the fall of 2015 and graduated in December 2018 with a degree in liberal studies. She plans to get her teaching credential in the future to become an elementary school teacher. Miss Alaina enjoys watching her students succeed, while creating a positive learning environment. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with family and friends.
Miss Elizabeth (Swim Instructor)
Miss Elizabeth joined All-Star in May of 2019. She has a genuine love for the water and enjoys being in the pool. She swam competitively for Vacaville Swim Club from the age of 8 to 18 and swam on varsity for Vacaville High School.
Miss Elizabeth was also a lifeguard and swim instructor for the city of Vacaville, which is where she fell in love with teaching lessons and working with children.
Before coming to All-Star, she attended Solano Community College and then transferred to UC Davis, graduating in December of 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Miss Elizabeth worked as a registered behavioral technician in Vacaville and provided applied behavioral analysis services for children who had autism spectrum disorder. She loved working one -on-one with the kiddos and seeing their hard work and dedication pay off.
Miss Elizabeth loves All- Star’s individualized approach to teaching swim lessons because every child is unique and has various needs and abilities. She plans to get a teaching credential or masters in ABA in the next few years.
Miss Tania (Swim Instructor)
Miss Tania joined the All-Star team in the summer of 2014. She is a former preschool teacher, and has been teaching swim lessons for over 10 years. Miss Tania has worked with people of all ages and believes that swimming is not only a life skill, but that it’s a pastime that all should enjoy.
Miss Tania has always enjoyed being around the water, and many of her early years were spent boating on the lake with her family. She went on to attend San Francisco State University and obtained a B.A. in Child Development. If Miss Tania is not in the water, you can find her hiking with her dog or cooking a new dish with her husband.
Miss Desiree (Swim Instructor)
Miss Desiree joined the All Star Swim Team in December 2019. Desiree Grew up loving the water and was always known as the fish of the family. Desiree’s parents saw the passion she had for the water and put her on the Brentwood Dolphins Swim Team where she excelled in swimming for over 10 years.
Desiree has 3 major loves in her life they are swimming, teaching and emergency medicine. Desiree has a huge heart for children and finds so much joy teaching them at her local church in the children’s ministry. Desiree always felt called to help those who couldn’t help themselves, so she decided to pursue a career in emergency medicine/services where she obtained her license as an Emergency Medical Technician.